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Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Mayors: Sheffield City Region (19 Oct 2017)

Jake Berry: Should Sheffield City Region Combined Authorities proceed to elect a Mayor with full powers, that newly elected Mayor would benefit from a range of powers devolved from central government, as well as new funding, including:£30 million a year for 30 years to invest in local strategic priorities;Responsibility over the region’s transport budget;Strategic planning;Skills funding The...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: EU Grants and Loans: Wales (19 Oct 2017)

Jake Berry: The Government has committed to use European Structural Funds money that comes back to the UK following departure from the EU to create a United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund. We will set out a timetable for its development in due course. The guarantee announced by my Rt Hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer is also giving all parts of the UK funding certainty.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Mayors: Sheffield (18 Oct 2017)

Jake Berry: Mayoral remuneration will be a matter for Sheffield City Region to decide and to give consent to the secondary legislation necessary for any such remuneration to be paid.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Devolution: Yorkshire and the Humber (17 Oct 2017)

Jake Berry: My Department has not commissioned any research relating to devolution in Yorkshire. It is for local leaders to put forward any devolution proposal on an appropriate geography and commanding wide support. We would welcome and consider any such proposal that did not cut across the Sheffield City Region deal.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: EU Grants and Loans (17 Oct 2017)

Jake Berry: Government has committed to use European Structural Funds money that comes back to the UK following departure from the EU to create a United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund. My Department is working with other government departments to develop the Fund. There will be an announcement in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Emergency Services (17 Oct 2017)

Jake Berry: We recognise the important contribution made by our emergency services to their communities. Their hard work and commitment to public service is celebrated the country over in local community events and also nationally.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: European Regional Development Fund (17 Oct 2017)

Jake Berry: The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 programme for England has been allocated to Local Enterprise Partnership areas (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-structural-fu nds-uk-allocations-2014-to-2020). The programme is valued at £2,830 million based on the current exchange rate. Below is a breakdown of commitments by regional delivery team up to the end of...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Floods (17 Oct 2017)

Jake Berry: My Department does not collect comprehensive data on households who have left their homes as a result of flooding. This is a matter for individual local authorities.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: European Regional Development Fund (16 Oct 2017)

Jake Berry: The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in England. The Department makes data on grant recipients supported through the ERDF 2014-20 and 2007-13 programmes publicly available through the programme website. The data for the 2014-20 programme can be found on the following webpage:...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Mayors: Sheffield City Region (9 Oct 2017)

Jake Berry: Parliament has legislated for a mayoral election in May 2018 in the Sheffield City Region, and the Government has no intention of seeking any further legislation to undo what has already been enacted.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Devolution: Yorkshire and the Humber (12 Sep 2017)

Jake Berry: A combined authority with an elected mayor could be established for the area by order, subject to Parliamentary approval, the consent of all councils concerned, and the statutory tests set out in the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 being met.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Business: Floods (11 Sep 2017)

Jake Berry: The European Union Solidarity Fund retrospectively reimburses Member States affected by major natural disasters for 2.5 per cent to 6 per cent of the costs incurred depending on the scale of the damage. Under EU rules, the fund can only be used to reimburse public sector costs of responding to emergencies and subsequent recovery, so cannot be paid directly to individual households or...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Business: Public Transport (31 Jul 2017)

Jake Berry: Holding answer received on 20 July 2017 Through the Local Growth Fund, the Government is committing £12 billion to local areas in England between 2015 and 2021. £9.1 billion of this has been awarded through Growth Deals between Government and Local Enterprise Partnerships, of which the North West has been awarded £1.6 billion.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Combined Authorities (31 Jul 2017)

Jake Berry: The Government’s manifesto commitment is to support councils that wish to combine to serve their communities better and we will consider any proposals councils put forward for a combined authority.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: Welsh Language (26 Jul 2017)

Jake Berry: The Government is committed to ensuring that the needs of Welsh language speakers are recognised and met, in accordance with the requirements of departmental Welsh Language Schemes.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (26 Jul 2017)

Jake Berry: Government departments have been analysing the UK statute book and directly applicable EU law in areas of responsibility to enable an assessment of the scale of the changes needed. This is likely to include the repeal, but also the amendment, of provisions in Acts but we are not in a position to give a sense of scale at this time. In the Government White Paper on the Repeal Bill,...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: Brexit (25 Jul 2017)

Jake Berry: The Department for Communities and Local Government is working with the Department for Exiting the EU to support the UK's exit from the EU. Given the interactions between EU exit work and the Department's other priorities, it would not be possible to give a precise figure on the annual expenditure allocated to work relating to the UK's exit from the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Databases (25 Jul 2017)

Jake Berry: My Department has not made an assessment of the capacity of local authorities to provide citizens with all the data that those authorities hold on them. This is a matter entirely for local authorities. They are separate data controllers under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Department for Communities and Local Government: Staff (24 Jul 2017)

Jake Berry: EU exit is an all-of-Government operation. The Department for Exiting the European Union is doing detailed work with departments to prepare for the upcoming negotiations by understanding the risks and opportunities of leaving the EU and coordinating planning. Within the Department for Communities and Local Government, staff within the EU Exit Team lead on providing advice to Ministers on EU...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Belfast (20 Jul 2017)

Jake Berry: The Department of Communities and Local Government has not had any contact with Belfast City Council since 8 June 2017. However, officials from the department met with Belfast City Council and the Northern Ireland Office to discuss the deal. The Department works with territorial offices in relation to city deals in devolved administrations including in Northern Ireland and we stand ready to...


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